Brother DCP-1512 Printer Review
With multiple models to choose from the Brother DCP-1512 multifunction laser printer can operate as a personal home office device or be shared among multiple users. The unit can reach maximum speeds of 21 pages per minute, and has an enhanced resolution of 2400x600 dpi. Most users will find the cost of Brother DCP-1512 printer toner quite manageable.
The compact design of the DCP-1512 has a few downsides, such as the lack of an automatic document feeder. Instead, it has a simple flatbed scanner, but it is capable of high-resolution 19,200-dpi scans. The machine measures 10x15x13.3 inches, and weighs 15.4 pounds including the Brother DCP-1512 toner consumable. It also lacks faxing capabilities, though many home users likely won't mind.
The unit includes a USB port for printing, which personal users will find adequate, but the DCP-1512E variation also adds an ethernet port, and the DCP-1512R model adds extra paper capacity. This is a good upgrade, as the base model has a fairly small input paper tray of only 150 sheets. Multiple quality settings can help reduce the usage of toners, and a special Toner Save mode helps to cut costs substantially.
The price of OEM Brother DCP-1512 toner cartridges could be a bit high for home office users on a tight budget, even with each supply yielding around 1,000 pages. Using compatible Brother DCP-1512 toner cartridges, however, will help users save money on supplies for the lifetime of the machine.
The Brother DCP-1512 is mainly designed for fast, high-quality printing and copying, and for users who do occasional scanning. Its lack of networking capabilities gives it a narrow focus, but its low price and reasonable supply costs make it a good value for the user with limited needs.